Significant Objects X Electric Literature!

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We are pleased to announce our latest collaboration — this week Significant Objects brings you five objects and five stories curated by the mighty Electric Literature.

This is exciting for us for several reasons. Let’s start with the writers that the editors at Electric Literature have lined up: Rick Moody, Stephen O’Connor, Jenny Offill, Marisa Silver, and Matt Summell. Not bad, eh? And wait till you see the objects! Really, it’s a killer set of stories that we are honored to publish, starting today.

Electric Literature is also an exciting partner because we simply admire its editors’ vision and execution: If you’re not familiar with it, you can get more details here, but the quick version is that it is a literary journal that’s truly embraced the opportunities that technology offers. It’s published quarterly, “in every viable medium.” You can get it in e-form, or in print-on-demand form. You can also check out the amazing videos that interpret stories they’ve published (by the writers mentioned above, and many more). Or you can just read their astounding press/buzz. Here’s a passage from the editors that captures their spirit:

We’re tired of hearing that literary fiction is doomed. Everywhere we look, people are reading—whether it be paperbooks, eBooks, blogs, tweets, or text messages. So, before we write the epitaph for the literary age, we thought, let’s try it this way first: select stories with a strong voice that capture our readers and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful. Publish everywhere, every way: paperbacks, Kindles, iPhones, eBooks, and audiobooks. Make it inexpensive and accessible. Streamline it: just five great stories in each issue. Be entertaining without sacrificing depth. In short, create the thing we wish existed.

So, yes, we’re honored to be teaming up with these folks.

And as with all stories in v3, proceeds from the Electric Literature X S.O. auctions go to Girls Write Now.

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